God of War is a modern take on Playstation’s classic character Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta, made famous by his bloodlust and desire for revenge against the ancient gods of the Greek mythos. Kratos was, and still is, an extremely violent and exceptionally angry character throughout the previous God of War games. And, while Kratos
In the 21st century, it seems like there is nothing more presidential than engaging in unchecked military intervention. During my lifetime, America has been engaged in numerous international conflicts, which stand contrary to the interests of the American people. The United States armed forces have been involved in at least five international conflicts since 1997,
A symbol of Appalachian State University’s commitment to sustainability, the Broyhill Wind Turbine, is a testament to the ability of App State students to change the world. The 152-foot-tall turbine sits at the highest point of campus and, until recently, was the largest turbine in North Carolina, according to the Office of Sustainability. The 100
The Boone Town Council recently voted to draft language that would allow skateboards on sidewalks in Boone, and this decision, while novel, is a terrible idea. This vote occurred at the March 22 town council meeting. The ordinance would allow for the use of skateboards and inline skates on sidewalks in town, excluding King Street.
“You’ve got a lot of balls wearing that here.” I look up and there’s only one other person in the hallway with me. They’re standing beside me throwing something away. I don’t say anything as I am still trying to process what this man said to me as he turns to walk down the hallway.
Story by Rachel Greenland, News Reporter Billy Graham, widely known as “America’s Pastor,” died on Feb. 21 at the age of 99 in his home in Montreat, North Carolina. Graham’s roots run deep through our local area, with his son, Franklin serving as the CEO of Samaritan’s Purse located in Boone, and as the CEO
The Boone town council voted on Feb. 15 to postpone consideration to repeal the Boone 2030 Land Use Plan until the March 19 regular meeting. Originally, the town council had planned to vote on the repeal at the Feb. 15 meeting at 11:40 p.m. They chose to do otherwise after the large amount of public
According to Food Allergy Research & Education, around 15 million Americans suffer from some sort of food allergy. Additionally, Forbes reports that around 3.1 million Americans follow a gluten-free diet. And Vegan Bits reports that 6.48 million Americans are vegetarian, and 25 percent of those, or 1.62 million, are vegan. Suffice to say, the amount
From serious issues like opposition to vaccines to more trivial ones, like a bizarre increase in flat-earther conspiracy theories, it seems in recent years that skepticism of science has been on the rise. One of the more dangerous anti-science movements is the anti-genetically modified organism movement. Scientists have been making tremendous strides in genetic modification,
America was recently treated to a special occasion – the first successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, currently the world’s most powerful rocket, and the first rocket of its kind to be launched into space by a private entity. In his typical fashion, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk added a personal flair to the launch.